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CALENDAR

TODAY

Have breakfast with the LeTip Business Network at 7 a.m. Wednesdays.

For information about locations, call Fran at 295-3778.

The Burbank Chapter of Leads Club meets from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m.

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Wednesdays at the Courtside Restaurant at the Toluca Lake Sports Center,

6711 Forest Lawn Drive. For information, call John at 623-0337.

The Burbank Public Library Preschool Story time, an interactive

program of stories, songs and crafts, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays

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at Northwest library, 3323 W. Victory Blvd. until May 24.

More than 150 students will perform traditional holiday choral songs

and musical skits as the Burbank High School Vocal Music Association

holds its holiday concert at 7 tonight and Thursday night in the Wolfson

Auditorium at Burbank High School, 902 N. Third St. Tickets are $8 for

adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call 558-4700, ext. 206 to order

or for more information.

The Glendale-Burbank League of Women Voters will hold a gathering

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discussing the role of women in bridging the community’s diversity gap at

7:30 p.m. at 1000 E. Mountain St., Glendale. To RSVP, call 243-5675.

THURSDAY

Celebrate the holiday season with a “Reindeer Romp” from 10 a.m. to 5

p.m. today through Jan. 2 at the Eucalyptus Grove at the Los Angeles Zoo,

5333 Zoo Drive in Griffith Park. Admission is $8.25 for adults and $3.25

for children ages 2-12. For information, call (323) 644-6400.

The Burbank Public Library Preschool Story time is being held at 10

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a.m. Thursdays at the Buena Vista Library, 401 N. Buena Vista St.

The Verdugo Jobs Center, providing services for residents of Burbank,

Glendale and La Canada Flintridge, is holding a grand opening ceremony at

11 a.m. at the Center, 1255 S. Central Ave., Glendale. An open house will

also be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 548-2060 for more information.

The Burbank Optimist Club meets at 11:50 a.m. Thursdays at the Coral

Cafe, 3321 W. Burbank Blvd. For information, call 566-9725.

The Burbank Noon Lions Club meets the second and fourth Thursdays of

every month from noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Castaway restaurant, 1250

Harvard Road. For information, call Marva at 955-8018.

“Epoxie’s Dairy Daredevil Review,” a children’s holiday entertainment

program, will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Northwest Branch Library, 3323 W.

Victory Blvd. Free admission. Call 238-5610 for more information.

The John Burroughs Vocal Music Association will present “Scrooge!,” a

musical adaptation Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” at 7

tonight and Friday night in the school auditorium, 1920 W. Clark Ave.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call 558-4777,

ext. 451 for tickets or more information.

Optimist Youth Home Bingo is held Thursdays at the Pickwick Center,

1001 Riverside Drive. “Early Bird” bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. The regular

session begins at 7:15 p.m. For information, call 845-8869.

FRIDAY

The Light Festival, a tunnel of lights with representations of

downtown Los Angeles, Staples Center and more, will be open 5 to 10:30

p.m. through Dec. 26 along Crystal Springs Drive in Griffith Park. There

is no charge.

Holiday story telling will be held at 6:15 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 731

N. San Fernando Blvd. For information, call 558-1155.

Premarital counseling is offered Monday through Friday at the Family

Service Agency of Burbank, 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd. Couples must complete a

survey before their first appointment. The cost of the survey is $10.

Counseling sessions are $15 to $20. For information or to obtain a survey

form, call 845-7671.

The first of three consecutive nightly concerts sponsored by Calvary

Bible Church begins at 7 p.m. at the church, 1101 S. Main St. The

concerts are part of a Christmas outreach program that helps feed and

clothe the homeless. The concerts are free but donations are accepted.

Call 556-4840, ext. 112 for more information.

“Winter Wonderland,” a holiday dance for developmentally disabled

adults and teenagers 16 and up sponsored by the Burbank Center for the

Retarded will be held from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. at McCambridge Park, 1515

Glenoaks Blvd. The cost is $1.50. Call 843-4907 for more information.

A recital will be performed by students from the Glendale Community

College Applied Music Program at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Glendale

Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. The performance will

consist of instrumental and vocal numbers, from baroque to modern style.

Admission is free. Call 240-1000, ext. 5829 for more information.

“Christmas in Song ’99,” presented by the Music Department of the

Metropolitan Community Church in Valley with special guests Adrienne

Barbeau and The Alchemy Handbell Ensemble, will begin at 8 p.m. at The

Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets are $15 at the door

or $12 in advance. Call 845-0641 for information.

Local poets can share their original works at Open Mic Poetry Night at

8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 731 N. San Fernando Blvd.

SENIOR EVENTS

TODAY

The Auld Lange Syne Bridge Club meets to play bridge, Shanghai and Mah

Jongg from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301

W. Olive Ave. For information, call Allan at 846-3814. Seniors interested

in bridge, Shanghai or Mah Jongg lessons can call 238-5353.

THURSDAY

The Joslyn Duplicate Bridge Club meets to play advanced bridge from 11

a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Thursdays at the Joslyn Adult Center. For information,

call Sherman at 842-5826.

The Joslyn Swinging Seniors Club offers ballroom dancing to music by

the Silver Tones from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Joslyn Adult

Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. Admission is $3 for members and $3.50 for

guests.

FRIDAY

The Friday Club meets to play bridge, Pinochle and Shanghai from 11

a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. For

information, call Ruth at 842-8624.

Ballroom dancing classes for seniors are offered Fridays from 7 to

8:30 p.m. Singles and couples are welcome. Donations are $1. For

information, call 238-5353.

Getting your events listed

Mail calendar listings to the Burbank Leader, P.O. Box 591, Burbank,

CA 91503 or fax them to 954-9439. The deadline for Wednesday’s calendar

is 10 a.m. Friday. The deadline for Saturday’s calendar is 10 a.m.

Wednesday.


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